Anything Goes

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
It's not easy to figure what Harpers Bizarre had in mind with their second album, which was highly orchestrated soft rock on the verge of pre-rock pop. Rock for the kiddies, perhaps, or rock for the old folks, especially considering that a few of these tunes Cole Porter's "Two Little Babes in the Woods," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" were pre-rock standards. It gave producer Lenny Waronker and Harpers Bizarre member Ted Templeman, who became a producer himself and helped with the vocal arrangements some experience, but it's way too twee to make for meaningful music. Perhaps you can hear a wee bit of the kind of L.A. pop
ock-schmaltz ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
It's not easy to figure what Harpers Bizarre had in mind with their second album, which was highly orchestrated soft rock on the verge of pre-rock pop. Rock for the kiddies, perhaps, or rock for the old folks, especially considering that a few of these tunes Cole Porter's "Two Little Babes in the Woods," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" were pre-rock standards. It gave producer Lenny Waronker and Harpers Bizarre member Ted Templeman, who became a producer himself and helped with the vocal arrangements some experience, but it's way too twee to make for meaningful music. Perhaps you can hear a wee bit of the kind of L.A. pop
ock-schmaltz dished out by Randy Newman whom Waronker would produce, Nilsson, and Van Dyke Parks at times, but in a much dumbed-down fashion. There are some interesting cover choices, though: David Blue's "You Need a Change" arranged by Ron Elliott of the Beau Brummels, Parks' "High Coin," and Newman's "The Biggest Night of Her Life" and "Snow," which must have generated enough royalties to feed the parking meter for a few hours.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Now Sounds
  • EAN: 5013929063129
  • Catalog Number: 2906312
  • Sales rank: 61,737

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is Only The Beginning (1:45)
  2. 2 Anything Goes (2:01)
  3. 3 Two Little Babes In the Woods (3:48)
  4. 4 The Biggest Night Of Her Life (2:27)
  5. 5 Pocketful Of Miracles (2:50)
  6. 6 Snow (2:40)
  7. 7 Chattanooga Choo Choo (2:36)
  8. 8 Hey, You In The Crowd (2:26)
  9. 9 Louisiana Man (2:37)
  10. 10 Milord (3:06)
  11. 11 Virginia City (2:15)
  12. 12 Jesse (3:48)
  13. 13 You Need A Change (2:44)
  14. 14 High Coin (2:36)
  15. 15 Malibu U (2:18)
  16. 16 Cotton Candy Sandman (2:52)
  17. 17 Anything Goes (2:02)
  18. 18 The Biggest Night of Her Life (2:31)
  19. 19 Hey, You In The Crowd (2:06)
  20. 20 Malibu U (2:25)
  21. 21 Snow (3:02)
  22. 22 Jesse (3:55)
  23. 23 High Coin (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harpers Bizarre Primary Artist
Doug Dillard Banjo, Mandolin
Glen Campbell Guitar
Ron Elliott Guitar
Van Dyke Parks Piano, Keyboards
Victor Feldman Percussion
Plas Johnson Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Ted Nash Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Anthony Ortega Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Bud Shank Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Don Bagley Bass
Lyle Ritz Bass
James Burton Guitar
Israel Baker Violin, Viola
Hal Blaine Drums
Harry Bluestone Violin, Viola
Samuel Boghossian Violin, Viola
Bobby Bruce Violin, Viola
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Roy Caton Trumpet
Gene Cipriano Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Douglas Davis Celli
Jesse Ehrlich Celli
Virgil Evans Trumpet
James Getzoff Violin, Viola
Anne Goodman Celli
John Guerin Drums
Allan Harshman Violin, Viola
Milt Holland Percussion
Harry Hyams Violin, Viola
Richard Hyde Trombone
Norm Jeffries Percussion
George Kast Violin, Viola
Carol Kaye Bass
Bernard Kundell Violin, Viola
Neil Levang Violin, Viola
Sinclair Lott Trombone
Virginia Majewski Violin, Viola
Leonard Malarsky Violin, Viola
Mike Melvoin Piano, Keyboards
Jay Migliori Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Ray Pohlman Bass
George Poole Violin, Viola
Joe Porcaro Drums
Emil Richards Percussion
Ralph Schaeffer Violin, Viola
Paul Shure Violin, Viola
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Joseph DiFiore Violin, Viola
Gayle Levant Harp
Joseph Saxon Celli
Anthony Terran Trumpet
David Filerman Celli
Gene Garf Piano, Keyboards
Alex Murray Violin, Viola
Justin DiTullio Celli
Bodie Chandler Guitar
Carroll Lewis Trumpet
Howard Terry Saxophone, Woodwind, Navajo Flutes
Sidney Sharp Violin, Viola
Sidney Miller Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Al Casey Guitar
James Gordon Drums
Bob West Bass
Kenneth Watson Percussion
William Kurasch Violin, Viola
Norman Herzberg Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Charles Berghofer Violin, Viola
David Duke French Horn
James Decker French Horn
Louis Morell Guitar
Oliver Mitchell Trumpet
Jerry D. Williams Percussion
Alfred McKibbon Bass
Mike Rubini Piano, Keyboards
Mike Deasy Guitar
Donnie Lanier Guitar
Kenny Schroyer Trombone
William E. Green Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Charles Shoemake Percussion
Lew McCready Trombone
James Horn Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Charles Gentry Saxophone, Woodwind, Navajo Flutes
Eddie Brackett Jr. Percussion
Technical Credits
Ron Elliott Arranger
Van Dyke Parks Arranger, Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Don Addrisi Arranger
Perry Botkin Jr. Arranger
Eddie Brackett Engineer
Nick DeCaro Arranger
Lee Herschberg Engineer, Remixing
Cole Porter Composer
Dick Scoppettone Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Mike Shields Engineer
Joe Sidore Engineer
Ted Templeman Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
James Van Heusen Composer
Lenny Waronker Producer
Steve Stanley Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Layout
Bob Thompson Arranger
Ted Koehler Composer
Marguerite Monnot Composer
Ami Hadini Engineer
Alan Brownstein Mastering
D. Addrisi Composer
R. Newman Composer
H. Warren Composer
J. Griffin Composer
Jack Glaser Sound Effects
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